Victoria Gate in Leeds today (20 October 2016) opens its doors to the public. The £165 million scheme by Hammerson forms part of the new 53,400 sq m Victoria Estate shopping district, which also includes Leeds’ Victoria Quarter arcades.
Meadowhall shopping centre in Sheffield, which is nearing completion on a £60m refurbishment, has secured more than 1,950 sq m of new lettings and upsizes in the last three months. New brands include Ghost London, Nespresso, Hawes & Curtis, upsizes by JD Sports and Virgin Holidays, the return of The Entertainer, and the debut of two coffee brands, Pret A Manger and Coffika.
Rockar and premium car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover have opened a digital showroom at Westfield Stratford. Situated on The Street, the space reflects the experience gained by Rockar over the last two years operating the industry’s first permanent car stores at Bluewater and Westfield Stratford.
British catalogue retailer Argos has opened a pop-up store at centre:mk shopping centre in Milton Keynes for the festive season. Technology means products can be supplied from local stores so that customers can order gifts, continue with their shopping and then return to pick them up within as little as an hour.
The Natural History Museum has opened a pop-up space in Leeds for the festive season, which will run until 5 January 2017. Designed by the in-house team, the Natural History Museum Gift Shop offers its ever popular dinosaur merchandise, including a wide range of toys, games and gifts.